Fun Facts of the Week: Fig

Fun facts of the week: fig

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  • The fig tree has no blossoms on their branches. The blossom is inside of the fruit!
  • Many flowers produce the crunchy edible seeds that give fig their unique texture.
  • Fig puree can be used to replace fat in baked goods.
  • California produces 100% of the nation’s dried figs and 98% of the fresh figs.
  • The Spaniards introduced mission figs to California territory in the early 16th century.
  • Many believe it was figs that were actually the fruit in the Garden of Eden with Adan and Eve, not apples.
  • The fig tree is a symbol of abundance, fertility, and sweetness.
  • Figs have 55% natural sugar content, making them sweetest of all fruits.
  • Dried figs are excellent sources of mineral like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc.
  • January 16th is National Fig Newton day.